USEPA to Reconsider ELG Rule
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) will review and reconsider the final rule that amends the effluent limitations guidelines and standards for the steam electric power generating category under the Clean Water Act (ELG Rule), which has been estimated to cost $480 million per year and has a reported average cost of $1.2 billion per year during the first five years of compliance.
USEPA issued an administrative stay to delay the compliance deadlines for the ELG Rule while a lawsuit that challenges the Rule continues. The delay will give the USEPA the opportunity to consider and review the rule. USEPA says it will also send a letter to the petitioners who requested reconsideration of the rule, to notify them that the rule has been administratively stayed and is under review.